"Published by the Center for Documentary Studies in association with---."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-346) and index
Message in a bottle -- A made thing -- A hand, a hook, a prayer -- Three initiations -- At the white heat -- Five acts -- Beyond desolation -- Poetry and history : Polish poetry after the end of the world -- Re : form -- A shadowy exultation -- Soul in action -- "To the reader at parting" -- The glossary and the pleasure of the text -- A reading list and the pleasure of the catalog
This volume presents an exploration of poetry and feeling, introducing poems selected by the author as emblematic because they suggest something crucial about the nature of poetry itself, and offering his insights on how the poems should be read. In this guide, the author reaches out to all those who may be disaffected by the mere mention of poetry and instructs the reader to focus on a personal, emotional response